Best period-tracking apps of all time: Clue, Flo, Glow and more
If you've had one too many pants and underwear go to waste over an easily avoidable time-of-the-month-related accident, rest assured that there is a solution. Keeping your sexual health in check can be easily done through an app on your phone, so we recommend you let technology do all the talking. Trying to avoid getting pregnant? Trying to get pregnant? Or just trying to predict when your next period dates are? Whatever it is, we've rounded up these top 5 period-tracking apps to help suit your needs.
Clue's interface is adored by users thanks to how user-friendly it is. Anyone can learn how to identify signals from your body to see if your period is on its way with this app. It tracks anything and everything in your cycle from specific cravings, to skin condition, and even the heaviness of your flow. It also shows you the next three cycles so you can be extra prepared for the next couple of months.
Data can go a long way in helping you understand and troubleshoot your period-related problems. Glow collects data about your sexual health to help with family planning and more, including categories like sex drive, stress levels, hours of sleep and even your diet. The more you use Glow, the more accurate it becomes. This, thus, means you'll glean a tailor-made experience that's synchronised to your specific needs.
If you're looking for great charts to reference at doctors' appointments, Flo can take care of that. Not only can Flo do that, it even has a password protected system in place to prevent nosy partners from prying about your period cycle (lol). You can even sync your data with Apple's Health App to gain more useful health data such as your sleep duration, water consumption and level of physical activity.
Skip the fancy designs on this one. Cycles is a fuss-free, sophisticated app that you can share with a sexual partner to help create a space for healthier, more open communication about your preferences and history in relationships. It's a great way to have your partner be in the know about your sexual health and conduct family planning with you.
While this app is more suited for those who are trying to conceive, its non-TTC (trying to conceive) mode is able to do a splendid job of tracking your menstrual cycle. Beyond the usual categories, you can also track your nutrition information, export info to Excel, and customize the app's backgrounds and colors. If you're not trying to conceive, you can still use it to keep tabs on your menstrual cycle.